Mark obtained his license to practice architecture from the Ontario Association of Architects in 1992. His undergraduate work was completed at Ryerson University in Toronto and he earned a Master of Architecture at the University of Texas. Immediately following graduation Mark spent his next years abroad as he was hired as an assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Texas Arlington. He then moved to Malaysia to help establish an architecture program for the Institute Technology Mara in Shah Alam. Upon his return to Canada he worked for WZMH Architects in Toronto for a brief time before joining Ivan Dickinson which later became Dickinson + Hicks Architects, an incorporated partnership. Mark is involved in all aspects of the practice, however his favourite part of the process is guiding clients through the design phases, and team interaction working alongside clients and consultants from the start of a project to its successful completion. Over the last few years it has been Mark's greatest privilege and pleasure to join Engineering Ministries International teams to various countries in Africa and assist with the design of projects, such as the new Fistula Surgical Centre in Danja, Niger which will serve to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Mark looks forward to more similar opportunities in the future.